Dr Lombard wins Write to End Violence Against Women Award

11 December 2014

Dr Nancy Lombard

Dr Nancy Lombard

Dr Nancy Lombard, Reader in Sociology and Social Policy at Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU), has won an award for a published article on violence against women.

The Write to End Violence Against Women Awards were developed by Zero Tolerance, alongside NUJ Scotland, White Ribbon Scotland, Scottish Women’s Aid and Rape Crisis Scotland to support excellence in journalism furthering the cause of gender equality.

Dr Lombard picked up the Best Article prize for her piece in The Conversation entitled ‘Girls are taught young that violence towards them is normal’.

The piece states that locally, nationally and globally, men’s violence against women is an endemic social problem and an enduring human rights issue within all societies and cultures, supported by data. She also reflects on her own experiences as a volunteer, activist and researcher in the field of violence against women since the age of 18.

The Conversation’s Scotland Editor Steven Vass said: “I am delighted to hear about Nancy's award. It was for a great piece that exemplifies what The Conversation does very well: giving a platform to researchers to bring their ideas and discoveries to a mainstream audience.”

The Conversation is an independent source of news and views, sourced from the academic and research community for public readership. GCU is a founding partner in The Conversation.